AWS IoT Beta Version Launched



Leader in cloud infrastructure services, Amazon Web Services announced the general availability of their IoT cloud platform.

The new AWS IoT service will be helping developers and businesses to better handle data procured by the inter connected devices. The first hint for the service was provided at the re:Invent conference Amazon held in October.

Among the major features of this new IoT service is the abstractions of underlying storage and computing infrastructure. It is seen that most IoT application developers struggle to provide an abstract modulation of the apps. With AWS IoT platform it is going to be a lot easier for app developers to manage their tech.

What appears to be an emerging cloud platform, AWS IoT is already being used by brands like Scout Alarm and Philips. The competition to share the space in Internet of Things industry is quite stiff. Not only Amazon but many other major global tech giants are working to tap in the potential of the connected devices sector.

Earlier in 2015 Salesforce introduced IoT Cloud service, Microsoft added IoT suite to its existing Azure Cloud services while Parse (owned by Facebook) launched Internet of Things SDKs. Interesting things is Google and IBM still have no cloud services centered on IoT platform. However it is just a matter of time before these 2 competitors come up with their services for IoT. Both IBM and Google are fierce competitors and must have services lined up for IoT sector.

For now the AWS IoT services are available only in 4 regions that include Tokyo in Asia Pacific region, Ireland in EU region, Northern Virginia in US East and Oregon in US West regions respectively.

This clearly indicated that AWS IoT is leading the competition at least for present. Amazon is working on increasing its AWS revenues from $2 billion quarterly by expanding the geological presence and cutting cloud services costs.

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